"Life Lessons from Extraordinary People" --- I interview people with exceptional stories and accomplishments and ask them the Big Lessons they've learned in life and business, and also their top tips for implementing them in your own life. It is hosted by award-winning author, speaker, trainer and adventurer Doug Greene.
WRM 019: Michael Lipson: Using Somatic Work for Men's Personal Growth
How can you create somatic experiences in nature to help heal deep trauma?
There’s been a revolution of sorts happening in men’s work, and “men’s groups” are becoming more popular. These are groups where men can communicate more deeply – including about their feelings – with other men.
One of the goals of these groups is to help men discover past wounds and heal them. And a powerful tool to help them do that is somatic work. It goes beyond “talk therapy”, and works at the sub and unconscious levels to heal trauma and other unresolved issues..
Among these groups is Evryman, and Michael Lipson is one of its executive team members.
I first met Michael in another men’s group called “Tribe of Men”. I found him to be an incredibly effective and creative coach. Among his many talents is the knowledge of multiple personal growth tools, and having an innate sense of which one to best use in different situations.
In this interview, we explore his experience with the power of somatic healing – how it’s used, what it can do, and when to best use it. This interview even starts off with a six-minute meditation which helped me “drop in” more deeply for the interview.
Here’s more info about Michael’s background from his LinkedIn profile. As you can tell, he’s a power player:
“Michael is an independent coach, consultant and advisor dedicated to helping individuals, teams and organizations identify, achieve and exceed their core aspirations. His work blends business and personal optimization, and emphasizes leadership, awareness and strategy. His clients are CEO’s, founders, execs, partnerships and teams who are seeking to have more impact, achieve greater success and experience more satisfaction and flow at work and beyond.”
Investment banker with GE Capital for 8 years.Turned start-up and tech entrepreneur in 1990.Transitioned towards CEO and leadership coaching from the late 90’s to present.First VC funded start-up in ’94.First of 5 CEO roles in ’97.Began leading personal optimization work in ’05.Involved in 250+ start-ups, coached 100’s of execs/teams, facilitated 100’s of groups and sessions, helped raise $50 million of seed and A Round venture capital, closed over 100 key deals, and written dozens of business and strategic plans. Trained in coaching, collaborative systems, therapeutic processes, psychometrics and more.
Website & Social Media
Evryman Men’s GroupMichael’s LinkedIn profile
WRM 018 (Somatic Healing Series): Sarah Jeffreys / Using Nature & Eco-Somatic Work to Heal Trauma
In this episode, "Eco-Somatic Healer" Sarah Jeffreys shares her expertise in creating experiences in the natural world to help people heal deep trauma. She also shares her writings and passion for nature photography.
More info about Sarah:
Her website: https://www.sarahjeffreys.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sarah.jeffreys.395
WRM 017: Jayme Moye: Award-winning Travel & Adventure Writer on Her Craft
What would it take to leave a cush tech job to embark on a crazy career path in adventure travel writing - a profession renowned for low wages?
Even more, what would it take to thrive in that new profession and become an international award-winning adventure and travel writer? And how would you deal with the cataclysmic changes in the travel industry brought on because of Covid?
In this wide-ranging interview, Jayme Moye discusses that - and a whole lot more. She’ll also talk about her writing discipline, how she systematically approached travel writing as a business to achieve fast success, and three key tips she’d give to herself when she graduated from college.
We’ll even discuss three of her favorite stories and how they came to be - including one in which she decided to not go cycling with the Afghanistan’s women’s cycling team because the Taliban had just announced they were about to start their spring offensive.
Just for some backdrop, Jayme grew up in Ohio, moved to Colorado for college, originally started her career as a computer systems data analyst, realized it wasn’t for her, and made the shift to writing.
Since then she has won:
2019 Banff Centre Mountaineering Article Award for Mountain Literature
2019 Keith Bellows Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism
2018 North American Travel Journalists Association’s Travel Writer of the Year
2017 Best Book Awards Finalist
She is also currently the Whitewater Ski Resort Writer-in-Residence in Nelson, BC.
Enjoy this inspiring and revealing interview with Jayme Moye.
Links for this podcast:
WRM 016: Betsy Chasse: Author & Producer of "What the Bleep Do We Know?"
Betsy Chasse is most known as the author & producer of "What the Bleep Do We Know?!" But a better description is the way she describes herself:
"What I really am is a person—a woman, a mom, a human being trying to make sense of life. Exploring all the possibilities, evolving, changing, listening and being in this amazing reality we have all created together."
Here's her official info: "Award-winning Filmmaker, Best Selling Author, Change-Maker, Mom. Best known as the Co-Writer, Director and Producer of the hit film "What The Bleep Do We Know!?" She has also produced the award-winning Song of The New Earth, Pregnant In America, Radical Dating and The Empty Womb.
She has authored multiple books, including; The Documentary Masterclass, Tipping Sacred Cows and What The Bleep Do We Know?!, and Discovering The Endless Possibilities to Altering Your Everyday Reality. She’s also a blogger, a speaker, a screenwriter, and a consultant.
In this wide-ranging interview we explore everything from her experiences with filmmaking, writing, and her infamous Facebook rants.
BetsyChase.net- Her official website.What the Bleep - The film's official website.`Rampant Feline Media - her media company's website.Betsy Chasse on Amazon - all her books, author bio, etc.
WRM 015: Ned Tibbits: Finding Purpose & Passion in the Great Outdoors for 50 Years
Ned Tibbits has a passion for the lifestyle that's lasted over a half century. He is the founder and head of Mountain Education, an organization dedicated to helping others learn how to survive & thrive in the outdoors.
But his journey began when he was a kid in scouting, and deepened in his teens. As soon as he graduated from high school, he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 1974 - one of only a dozen people to do so.
That journey was more than just a really long hike. For him the months and miles enabled him to find his purpose and spiritual connection.
In this interview he reflects back on that trip and other experiences that have shaped his life & career. And he also shares hard-won knowledge and suggestions that can help you deepen your love for hiking and backpacking ... and perhaps even hike the PCT for yourself.
WRMI014: Carla King: Author, Explorer & "Missadventure" Motorcyclist
Imagine being a blond woman traveling through remote China in the late 90s.
Where few Westerners had ever gone. On a rickety motorcycle. Alone.
That's just one of Carl King's many adventures. She's also ridden motorcycles all over the world. And a bicycle through West Africa. Again ... alone.
And then there's her creative and professional side - author, speaker, coach, teacher industry expert and online instructor.
In this far-ranging interview, I interview Carla King about her travels, love of exploring, and the special challenges of being a female adventurer. We also discuss her books, travel writing advice, and the steps you can take to write your own travel memoir.
CarlaKing.com - Carla King's personal website, with links to her books and everything else about her.Self-Publishing Boot Camp - An online course and other resources by Carla King on how to self-publish your book.Virtual Travel Writers Facebook Group - An online community where you can discuss and share your writing with other travel writers.